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A study of earthquake losses in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.

United States Geological Survey

A study of earthquake losses in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey in [Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Earthquakes -- Utah -- Salt Lake City.,
  • Buildings -- Earthquake effects.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 346-357.

    Other titlesEarthquake losses in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.
    SeriesOpen-file report -- 76-89., Open-file report (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- 76-89.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 357 p. :
    Number of Pages357
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17645394M

      Soon after Salt Lake City stopped shaking March 18 from its strongest earthquake on record, Amir Allam, a University of Utah seismologist, knew he had to get busy if he hoped to closely study . Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Salt Lake City: 'The Last Thing We Need Right Now' The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake hit close to Magna, Utah, about 10 miles west of Salt Lake City. It was the strongest to hit the state since , officials said. nomic disruption, and loss of life of any hazard in the study area. The remaining hazards are typically localized in nature tude (M) 7 earthquake on the Salt Lake City segment of the Wasatch fault zone (including ground shaking, Geologic hazards of the Tickville Spring quadrangle, Salt Lake and Utah counties, Utah 3 Setting.


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A study of earthquake losses in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. by United States Geological Survey Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. A study of earthquake losses in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. [Geological Survey (U.S.);] -- "Preliminary report not edited or reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey standards and nomenclature." "The purpose of this report is to provide the Federal Disaster Assistance.

A STUDY OF EARTHQUAKE LOSSES IN THE SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, AREA Contributors to the geological and seismological portions of this report are A. Rogers, U.S. Geological Survey S. Algermissen, U.S.

Geological Survey W. Hays, U.S. Geological Survey D. Perkins, U.S. Utah area. book Survey Contributors to the engineering analysis portions of this File Size: 7MB. critical facilities, industries, and major dams.

Minimum losses predicted for a major earthquake (magnitude ) in the Salt Lake City area include over $40 billion in damage to buildings alone, severe injuries and fatalities, and as many asdisplaced households.

Safety measures can be taken to prepare for an earthquake and thus reduce. A magnitude earthquake shook Salt Lake City, Utah, early Wednesday morning, knocking out power to tens of thousands of households and businesses, shuttering the area.

On Maa magnitude earthquake shook the Salt Lake City area. Specifically, it hit underneath the town of Magna, Utah. Since that time, over aftershocks have continued to rumble through the rocks beneath the town. Three aftershocks reached about A study of earthquake losses in the Salt Lake City in magnitude, 20 about 3 in magnitude, and around 2 in magnitude.1 The earthquake actually originated about 8 miles below.

Salt Lake City was struck by an earthquake and subsequent aftershocks this morning. According to USGS, the quake had a magnitude ofa depth of km ( miles) Utah area. book hit 4 km north-northeast Author: Sophia Waterfield. The magnitude earthquake that shook Utah Wednesday morning also dislodged a symbolic part of Salt Lake City's Utah area.

book Mormon temple: the. Liquefaction or collapse of soil structure following an earthquake can cause buildings to tip and settle, roads to crack, building and infrastructure damage and flooding.

Counties with the highest liquefaction, landslide, rock fall and tectonic deformation risk include Cache, Box Elder, Weber, Morgan, Davis, Salt Lake, Utah and Washington Counties. The worst-case scenario analyzed is based on a M earthquake along the Salt Lake City segment of the Wasatch fault.

This scenario exposes most of Utah’s population to very strong ground shaking. On Maat in the morning, residents of Salt Lake City and the surrounding counties of northern Utah area. book awoke to a magnitude earthquake that struck 10 miles outside the city. Earthquake Information for Salt Lake City, Utah.

Salt Lake City, UT has a high earthquake risk, with a total of earthquakes since The USGS database shows that there is a % chance of a major earthquake within 50km of Salt Lake City, UT within the next 50 years.

The seismically active central Wasatch Front of Utah, with a population of about million A study of earthquake losses in the Salt Lake City upon Salt Lake City, has the potential to be shaken by a strong (magnitude 7) earthquake.

However, the region has not experienced a strong earthquake in historical time. SALT LAKE CITY — A magnitude earthquake which shook Yellowstone National Park in August may have seen continuing aftershocks as late asaccording to a study published by. Although only two fatalities (ground shaking-related) from earthquakes have occurred in Utah sincescenario modeling predicts to fatalities, to life-threatening injuries, 55, buildings completely damaged, 21 million tons of debris, and $ billion in estimated short-term, direct economic losses from a major M earthquake on the Salt Lake City segment of the Wasatch.

UTC magnitude, 10 km depth Plain City, Utah, United States magnitude earthquake UTC at Ma UTC. List of recent and latest earthquakes recorded in and close to this area today and now.

We list magnitude, date, epicentral localization, maps, wave forms, the largest, tsunami hazards and last earthquakes in this state/area, Salt Lake City.

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today. Herriman City Manager Brett Geo. Wood, second from front, listens as a new report concerning probabilities of earthquakes along the Wasatch Front is presented during the quarterly meeting of the Utah Seismic Safety Commission in Salt Lake City on Monday, Ap EARTHQUAKE HAZARD EV ALUA TION OF TIlE WEST VALLEY FAULT ZONE IN TIlE SALT LAKE CITY URBAN AREA, UTAH by Jeffrey R.

Keaton 1, Principal Investigator and Donald R. Currey 2, Co-principallnvestigator Award Recipient Dames & Moore, East Broadway, SuiteSalt Lake City, Utah (Dames & Moore Job Number ). Solomon, B.J.,Earthquake-hazards scenario for a M7 earthquake on the Salt Lake City segment of the Wasatch fault zone, Utah: Utah Geological Survey Special Study DM, 59 p., 6 plates, scalecompact disk.

In Januarythe USSC published A Strategic Plan for Earthquake Safety in Utah that represents the state’s formalized efforts to reduce losses in future earthquakes. The Strategic Plan contains 33 strategies grouped under the following five objectives: Increase earthquake awareness and education; Improve emergency response and recovery.

To see a liquification map for Salt Lake, Utah, or Davis County, just click on one of the icons to the below. For more information call () or FAX us at () or E-Mail us.

Salt Lake. Salt Lake City, Utah Any use of trade, product, or firm names in this publication is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the State of Utah or U.S.

Government. Printed by the Utah Geological Survey, For additional copies, contact: Natural Resources Map & Bookstore W. North Temple Salt Lake City, Utah   On Ma a magnitude earthquake hit Salt Lake City, Utah, which was the state’s strongest quake sinceand less than two weeks later a magnitude earthquake.

The new study expands the length of surface-rupture faults that are mapped by 64% — from miles to miles, with the biggest gains notched for the Provo, Salt Lake City and Weber segments.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s prized historic possessions are believed to be OK following Wednesday’s magnitude earthquake that rattled the Wasatch Front and also created damage to the Rio. The scenario is for a magnitude earthquake on the Salt Lake City segment of the Wasatch fault.

Estimated aggregated losses, for the 12 most northern Utah counties, illustrate the severity of this event. The human impact of the report focuses on the HAZUS results in terms of deaths, injuries, and sheltering needs.

Also, a lot of flammable things like paint thinners and solvents in coffee cans are left on garage work benches with their lids ajar or open. You should secure these items so they won't spill and cause a fire.

Remember, in a large earthquake most water mains will be broken and water won't be available after a. UTC magnitude, 6 km depth Salt Lake City, Utah, United States magnitude earthquake UTC at Ap UTC. SALT LAKE CITY — A strong earthquake shook homes from Mapleton to Logan on Wednesday.

A magnitude quake happened just after 7 a.m. with the epicenter just north of Magna, according to the U. A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M hit Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. at UTC ( LT) on Ma The agency is reporting a depth of km ( miles). This is the largest earthquake in Utah since M near St.

George in   On Maat in the morning, residents of Salt Lake City and the surrounding counties of northern Utah awoke to a magnitude earthquake that struck 10 miles outside the city.

Fortunately, there appears to have been no loss of life, although there was some property damage throughout the area. 2) Click a point on the map, this will be the left side of the cross-section. 3)Click a second point on the map, this will be the right side of the cross-section.

4) Drag square on line to include events to plot. 5) Select plot type. To reduce load times, the list is not rendered for large queries. The red polygon is the reporting region for. Sinceapproximately 6, fatalities from geologic hazards have been documented in Utah, as well as a significantly larger, but undetermined amount of injuries.

Radon gas exposure (causing lung cancer) has been Utah’s most deadly geologic hazard, followed by landslide hazards, then flooding hazards. Wasatch Front Region Earthquake Forecast.

In the first comprehensive study of its kind in the Inter. mountain West, the WGUEP has assessed the likelihood of large earthquakes in the Wasatch Front region (WGUEP, ) (: Christopher B. DuRoss. Utah’s chances of suffering a devastating earthquake in the next half century come down to the flip of a coin, according to a new study released by the Utah Geological Survey’s Working Group on Earthquake Probabilities.

The study, Earthquake Probabilities for the Wasatch Front Region in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming, revealed a 43 percent chance. A magnitude earthquake struck near Salt Lake City in the US state of Utah on Wednesday, damaging an iconic Mormon temple and disrupting efforts to.

Police officers walk pass rubble after an earthquake Wednesday, Main Salt Lake City. A magnitude earthquake has shaken the city and many of its suburbs. Two faults bounding Utah's biggest city may combine to produce especially powerful earthquakes, geologists will report in Salt Lake City today (April 17) at.

The report uses results developed by the Utah Division of Emergency Management from their ongoing work with the HAZUS loss-estimation software. The scenario is for a magnitude earthquake on the Salt Lake City segment of the Wasatch fault.

Estimated aggregated losses, for the 12 most northern Utah counties, illustrate the severity of this event. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) - A slightly strong aftershock rattled the Salt Lake Valley Thursday morning, nearly 24 hours after a 5. 7 magnitude quake shook the Wasatch Front area.

According to the the. EERI Salt Lake City M7 Earthquake Scenario. Pdf Scenario pdf a Magnitude Earthquake on the Wasatch Fault-Salt Lake City Segment: Hazards and Loss Estimates report provides information about the effects of the Wasatch fault scenario earthquake-in particular, how long it may take the state of Utah and its residents to fully recover and the potential long-term impacts on Utah's economy.A magnitude earthquake struck just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, early Wednesday, according to the U.S.

Geological Survey. This was the state's largest earthquake sinceaccording to Utah Emergency Management. The quake was reported shortly after 7 a.m. local time.An emerging fault system along the Nevada border is ebook up the tech industry’s latest frontier—and only a small group of scientists is paying attention.

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